“…While it is a clear that massage is beneficial for many children, those affected by FASD may see some wonderful improvements following the intervention of pediatric massage therapy.”

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) refers to the very broad spectrum of health issues infants’ encounter from their mother’s alcohol use during pregnancy.
FASD includes several different health diagnosis; fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders (ARND), alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD), fetal alcohol effects (FAE), and partial fetal alcohol syndrome (PFAS). There is still much debate about a safe level of alcohol use, with many advocates saying any use during pregnancy puts a child at risk for negative physical or behavioral problems.